Analysis

Derek Carr, Raiders top Chiefs in most dramatic way possible

“That was unique, different and WOW.” – Tony Romo The Oakland Raiders entered Thursday night desperate for a change in trajectory. Losers of four straight, the Raiders were laden with issues. The defense had been a liability. Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree had been largely invisible. Derek Carr had lingering effects from a transvers...

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Melissa’s Monday Musings Week 5: Recapping an NFL Sunday From Hell

Around 4:30 pm ET in the bowels of a jam-packed day Cam Newton was asked to address his misguided comment from last week that it was “funny to hear a female ask about routes.” After worldwide ire led to a thoughtful apology in which he dripped with emotion talking about being a father and wanting to be a good role model to children, today Newton sim...

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Melissa’s Monday Musings: AFC West Showcases Early Dominance

Hey you, person who thought the Patriots were doomed. Tom Brady has 447 yards, 3 TDs, and five really shiny rings he’d like to show you. Until Brady turns 72 and Bill Belichick’s brain cells disintegrate, the Patriots will always be in the conversation. The Pats return to form was just one of many pillars that marked a return to normalcy. The wor...

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NFL Week 2: Ten Players We Can’t Wait To Watch

The NFL is a judgmental place. Get overhyped about a player or team after one week and it’s overreaction central. But the thing is, there aren’t that many weeks in a season, so I say, ride the wave of opinions and predictions - even if they . With that in mind, here are the 10 players I am impatiently waiting to watch in Week 2. ...

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Melissa’s Monday Musings: Tony Romo May Have Found His True Calling

If the NFL’s Week 1 product was auditioning for, well, anything, it would have zero shot at a callback. In fact, upon the NFL’s exit the judges would have let out that burst of laughter they had such trouble keeping in while the games were in progress. Injuries, blowouts, and a litany of awful quarterback performances did little to make a splash. La...

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NFL Kickoff: The 15 Most Intriguing Players of 2017

There are the best players, then there are most fascinating players. The guys who tap into our emotional brain space because they are an underdog, mounting a comeback, a medical miracle, have a boatload to prove or just freakin’ awesome The list below constitutes our picks for the most intriguing players in the NFL headed into the 2017 season. Obvi...

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